HSIP Cycle 9: Foothill & MacArthur – Preliminary Plans

At the October 01, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Beaver Boonsook, Transportation Engineer in the OakDOT Great Streets Division, will provide an update on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 9 Foothill & MacArthur project.

The plans propose installing high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, advance yield markings, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) at multiple intersections on Foothill Blvd and on MacArthur Blvd.

Notes from the meeting and preliminary conceptual plans are below.

Read More

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 10 Applications

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Staff Teresa Peterson and Charlie Ream presented the one systemic project and two corridor specific projects selected for HSIP Cycle 10 grant applications and solicit feedback on the project design. They requested letters of support from BPAC for each of the projects.

The three proposed projects that OakDOT will submit to HSIP are:

  1. 14th Street (Mandela Parkway to Adeline Street)
  2. 98th Avenue (Edes Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard)
  3. Systemic application – 2-lane unsignalized intersections with pedestrian collisions

Read More

Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, City of Oakland Acting Sustainability Program Manager Shayna Hirshfield-Gold provided an overview of the adopted 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP), with a focus on the transportation-related elements of the plan. Jump to the presentation.

The ECAP’s vision for Transportation & Land Use is:

Integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander enable an equitable transition away from cars. Auto use is minimized, and all remaining vehicles on Oakland roads are electric.

The ECAP puts forth 40 actions across seven sectors. The main action for the Transportation & Land Use sector is to “Reduce VMT through active mobility & public transit; electrify the rest.”

Download and view the full 2030 ECAP [PDF]. Here are a few excerpts from the Transportation & Land Use section…

Read More

BPAC Blog Presentation

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, Commissioner Dianne Yee will give an overview of the goals and features of the BPAC Blog, and will present ideas for discussion.

Goals of this blog

  • Make it easy to find and share things without a lot of clicks and scrolling through pages of PDFs
  • One-stop resource to find other City resources on transportation
  • Increase public access.

Additional features and info?

  • OakDOT staff — brief bio and contact info
  • BPAC commissioners — brief bios, include present and past commissioners
  • Add all Committees and Liaisons
  • “Deep dive” focused posts — introduce a topic/project and go into the history of it, beyond the agenda presentation materials
  • Past commissioners are welcome to contribute
  • “What it’s like to be a commissioner” posts — commissioners share their experience on BPAC. This can be helpful to recruit new commissioners.
  • Share events

Read More

September 2020 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, September 17, 2020; 6:00-8:00 pm, online and by phone.

Agenda topics include:

  • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant Cycle 10 Applications
  • BPAC Blog
  • Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP)
Read More

Oakland Bike To W(herever) Day 2020

Bike to Work Day this year is now renamed to Bike to Wherever Day, and will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020. The entire week of September 20-26, 2020 is Bike to Wherever Week.

Ways to volunteer:

  • Commissioner Rides with Councilmembers, Mayor, Electeds
  • Bike Bag and Bikeway Maps distribution
  • Bike Route Suggestions – Online Maps
  • Put up signs on Slow Streets barricades
  • Media – Digital Storytelling

If you are interested in volunteering with WOBO for BTWD, please fill out this form.

Bike Bingo, info on BTWD tote bags, and the full presentation by Chris Hwang are below.

Read More